Saudi Open Source Summit

Open Source Summit 2024

Driving Innovation: Accelerating the Digital Future

  The Garage | Riyadh | KSA
  February 21, 2024

About Summit

The open source system for the technology industry and stimulating innovation

An annual summit in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is held by the Programmers Association to raise awareness of the benefits of utilizing the open-source system within the technology industry and fostering a sustainable environment. This approach ensures effectiveness in the development journey, reduces costs, and accelerates the pace of development. The summit aims to present bright ideas and visions to lead innovation by adopting open-source solutions. It enables various sectors and individual volunteers to engage with the open-source system, introduces and supports success stories, removes obstacles to facilitate access to them, and promotes the concept of giving and participation to build an effective society in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. These efforts are aimed at achieving the following aspirations: accelerating the pace of digital transformation, developing the information technology market, increasing local technical content, creating quality jobs, reducing feasible costs, and stimulating digital innovation and entrepreneurship.

Objectives

Targeted Sectors

Summit Content

Open Source Events

Open Source Summit 2019

Open Source Summit 2020

Open Source Summit 2021

Open Source Summit 2022

Open Source Summit Community

A space for learning, discovery, innovation, sharing, and supporting open-source software.

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Trainers
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Workshops
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Lectures
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Establishment

Agenda

February 21, 2024

Speaker

Topic

Session

Time

Registration & Networking

8:30 AM

Dr. Arwa Chahbi, Group Director, Plexus Global

Welcome Address

Keynote

9:25 AM

Abdulaziz Oraij, Chairman, PARMG

Open Source: Accelerating Innovation at scale while transforming the kingdom into a knowledge-based economy

Opening Keynote

9:30 AM

MOU SIGNING | Programmers Association PARMG & China Open Source Software Promotion Union COPU

Nawaf Khalifah, Senior Application Engineer, SDAIA

How to be an Open Source Contributor How contribute in Open Source projects would improve your skills

Keynote Presentation

9:40 AM

Moderator: Amer Zein El AbdinVP of Sales: Comprehensive Technology Company

Panelists: Khaled AlGhamdi, Open Source Software Expert, DGA

Abdulaziz Oraij, Chairman, Programmers Association (Parmg)

Maan Al Jabr, Open Source Intelligence Unit Leader, ZATCA

Sultan Al Zahrani, Head of Information Security Department, TVTC

Embracing Open Source for Digital Transformation

Panel Discussion

10:00 AM

Karim Assem, Middle East Sales Leader, EDB

Unleash Your Data: The Power of Open Source in Modernizing IT

Keynote Presentation

10:40 AM

Khaled Al Muhanna, Director of Technical Developmen, Ministry of Justice

The Evolving Dynamics in Open Source Software

Keynote Presentation

11:00 AM

Amal Alhassani, Associate Executive Director of Innovation, King Abdullah Medical City

The importance of Open Innovation in creating a competitive advantage for businesses

Keynote Presentation

11:20 AM

Networking Coffee Break

11:40 AM

Panel Moderator: Timothy Scheller, Director, GA Digital

Abdullah Al Ghumaijan, Director of Cybersecurity Operations, Government Entity

Abdulaziz Oraij, Chairman, PARMG

Mohamed Al Mazroa, Cybersecurity and Software Development Expert Confidential

Khaled Al Muhanna, Director of Technical Development, Ministry of Justice

The Emerging role of National and Local Governments’ in Open Source: Now, Near, Future

Panel Discussion

12:00 PM

Aseel AlSulaimi, Digital Strategy Direcotor, Digital Transformation General Dept. Ministry of Transport & Logisitcs

The Impact of open source software on business administrations

Keynote Presentation

12:40 PM

Maan Al Jabr, Open Source Intelligence Unit Leader, ZATCA

Using open Sources in Smart Security targeting

Keynote Presentation

01:00 PM

Networking Lunch Break

01:20 PM

Jerry Tan, Executive Deputy Secretary, COPU

Introduction of COPU: The Central Hub of Open Source in China

Keynote Presentation

02:10 PM

Faisal Al Ghamdi, CEO, Git Source SA

GitSource: Source code repositories

Keynote Presentation

02:30 PM

Moderator: Dr.Nahedh Alharbi , Specialized in information technology management and digital transformation

Abdulaziz AlOraij, Chairman, PARMG

Khaled AlGhamdi, Open Source Software Expert, DGA

Mosaab Alzoubi, CEO, RuyaOS Co.

Ruya OS | Vision, Ambitions and challenges

Panel Discussion

03:10 PM

Dr. Raed Al Shaikh, Acting Manager, EXPEC Computer Operations Department, Saudi Aramco

AI in OpenSource

Keynote Presentation

03:40 PM

Maysam Awards Ceremony | Coding Challenge Winners Ceremony

04:00 PM

All Speakers

The Road Ahead: Open Source in Saudi Arabia and the World

Closing Keynote & Ceremony

05:00 PM

Agenda

February 21, 2024

Registration & Networking

Time

8:30 AM

Speaker

Dr. Arwa Chahbi, Group Director, Plexus Global

Topic

Welcome Address

Session

Keynote

Time

9:25 AM

Speaker

Abdulaziz Oraij, Chairman, PARMG

Topic

Open Source: Accelerating Innovation at scale while transforming the kingdom into a knowledge-based economy

Session

Opening Keynote

Time

9:30 AM

MOU SIGNING | Programmers Association PARMG & China Open Source Software Promotion Union COPU

Speaker

Nawaf Khalifah, Senior Application Engineer, SDAIA

Topic

How to be an Open Source Contributor How contribute in Open Source projects would improve your skills

Session

Keynote Presentation

Time

9:40 AM

Speakers

Moderator: Amer Zein El AbdinVP of Sales: Comprehensive Technology Company

Panelists: Khaled AlGhamdi, Open Source Software Expert, DGA

Abdulaziz Oraij, Chairman, Programmers Association (Parmg)

Maan Al Jabr, Open Source Intelligence Unit Leader, ZATCA

Sultan Al Zahrani, Head of Information Security Department, TVTC

Topic

Embracing Open Source for Digital Transformation

Session

Panel Discussion

Time

10:00 AM

Speaker

Karim Assem, Middle East Sales Leader, EDB

Topic

Unleash Your Data: The Power of Open Source in Modernizing IT

Session

Keynote Presentation

Time

10:40 AM

Speaker

Khaled Al Muhanna, Director of Technical Developmen, Ministry of Justice

Topic

The Evolving Dynamics in Open Source Software

Session

Keynote Presentation

Time

11:00 AM

Speaker

Amal Alhassani, Associate Executive Director of Innovation, King Abdullah Medical City

Topic

The importance of Open Innovation in creating a competitive advantage for businesses

Session

Keynote Presentation

Time

11:20 AM

Networking Coffee Break

Time

11:40 AM

Speakers

Panel Moderator: Timothy Scheller, Director, GA Digital

Abdullah Al Ghumaijan, Director of Cybersecurity Operations, Government Entity

Abdulaziz Oraij, Chairman, PARMG

Mohamed Al Mazroa, Cybersecurity and Software Development Expert Confidential

Khaled Al Muhanna, Director of Technical Development, Ministry of Justice

Topic

The Emerging role of National and Local Governments’ in Open Source: Now, Near, Future

Session

Panel Discussion

Time

12:00 PM

Speaker

Aseel AlSulaimi, Digital Strategy Direcotor, Digital Transformation General Dept. Ministry of Transport & Logisitcs

Topic

The Impact of open source software on business administrations

Session

Keynote Presentation

Time

12:40 PM

Speaker

Maan Al Jabr, Open Source Intelligence Unit Leader, ZATCA

Topic

Using open Sources in Smart Security targeting

Session

Keynote Presentation

Time

01:00 PM

Networking Lunch Break

Time

01:20 AM

Speaker

Jerry Tan, Executive Deputy Secretary, COPU

Topic

Introduction of COPU: The Central Hub of Open Source in China

Session

Keynote Presentation

Time

02:10 PM

Speaker

Faisal Al Ghamdi, CEO, Git Source SA

Topic

GitSource: Source code repositories

Session

Keynote Presentation

Time

02:30 PM

Speakers

Moderator: Dr.Nahedh Alharbi , Specialized in information technology management and digital transformation

Abdulaziz AlOraij, Chairman, PARMG

Khaled AlGhamdi, Open Source Software Expert, DGA

Mosaab Alzoubi, CEO, RuyaOS Co.

Topic

Ruya OS | Vision, Ambitions and challenges

Session

Panel Discussion

Time

03:10 PM

Speaker

Dr. Raed Al Shaikh, Acting Manager, EXPEC Computer Operations Department, Saudi Aramco

Topic

AI in OpenSource

Session

Keynote Presentation

Time

03:40 PM

Maysam Awards Ceremony | Coding Challenge Winners Ceremony

Time

04:00 PM

Speaker

All Speakers

Topic

The Road Ahead: Open Source in Saudi Arabia and the World

Session

Closing Keynote & Ceremony

Time

05:00 PM

Maysam Award

The Maysam Award is an annual recognition presented by the Programmers Association (Parmej) to acknowledge institutions, entities, facilities, academies, communities, groups, technical associations, developers, and individuals who contribute to the production and innovation of open-source products and promote the adoption of open-source software in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Maysam Awrad Objectives :

Vision

The Maysam Open Source Award is to be distinguished and pioneering at the national, regional and global levels, and to achieve its goals to raise the level of open source adoption in the productive and service technical fields in the Kingdom.

Mission

The Maysam Open Source Award works to enhance competition and innovation by encouraging and motivating the adoption of open source in accordance with international best practices and highlighting its role in spreading the culture of open source and its applications.

Core values

Award Values

Maysam Award Criteria

Innovation & Creativity

This reflects the creativity of the idea of the application, or system, as well as the usability of the application and user interface (20 Marks)

The Value

Measure how an application or system can provide added, non-financial value (25 Marks)

Improve Efficiency

Measure how an application or system can enhance operating efficiency and productivity (25 Marks)

Function

Measure how well an application or system delivers the functionality it was designed for (30 Marks)

Maysam Award Classifications

A Certificate Of Thanks
Mark 01 – 64
Bronze
Mark 65 – 74
Silver

Mark 75 – 84

Gold
Mark 85 – 94
Daimond

Mark 95 – 100

Maysam Award Targeted Honorees Categories

Code Testing Challenge

Prospects of the code testing challenge

Objectives of the code testing challenge

Conditions for the code testing challenge

Stages of the code testing challenge

Code testing challenge awards

Target groups in the stages of the code testing challenge

Distinguished Speakers

Abdulaziz Aloraij

Chairman
PARMG

Dr Akram Nour

Chief of Digital Transformation
Economic Cities and Special Zones Authority

Amal Alhassani

Associate Executive Director of Innovation
King Abdullah Medical City

Khaled AlMuhanna

Director of Technical Development
Ministry of Justice

Mohammad Almazroa

Cybersecurity and Software Development Expert
Confidential

Abdullah Al Ghumaijan

Director of Cybersecurity Operations
Government Entity

Aseel AlSulaimi

Digital Strategy Director, Digital Transformation General Department
Ministry of Transport & Logisitcs

Faisal Al Mudayfir

Director of Software Development
Government Entity

Maan Al Jabr

Open Source Intelligence Unit Leader
Zakat Tax & Customs Authority, ZATCA

Dr. Raed Al Shaikh

Acting Manager Expec Computer Operations Department
Saudi Aramco

Karim Assem

Middle East Sales Leader
EDB

Abdulelah Aloshayni

CEO
BABL Fintech Holding

Nawaf Khalifah

CTO
Confidential

Amer Zein El Abdin

VP of Sales
Comprehensive Technology Company

Jerry Tan

Executive Deputy Secretary
General, China Open Source Software Promotion Union (COPU)

Faisal Al Ghamdi

CEO
Git Source SA

Timothy Scheller

Director
GA Universe

Fahad Alduraibi

Director of Cybersecurity Operations Center
Government Entity

Mosaab Alzoubi

CEO
RuyaOS Co.

Khalid Al Ghamdi

Open Source Software Expert, Director
DGA

Government Supporting Partners

Strategic Supporting Sponsors

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